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Altra Wahweap Approach Shoe - Men's


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    Wahweap Approach Shoe

    The Altra Men's Wahweap Approach Shoe has a casual style that looks good at climbing gyms, crags, and mellow hiking trails. Its upper is composed of 40% hemp for a boost in sustainability and breathable comfort. Rubber rands encapsulate the upper's toe and heel for the durability necessary for approaches. Altra siped the liquid rubber sole for solid traction on slippery surfaces like wet stones crossing rivers.
    • Casually styled approach shoe transitions from gym to crag with ease
    • 40% hemp upper assures sustainable comfort
    • Rubber sole with siping surface for all-terrain traction
    • Item #ATR005U

    Tech Specs

    Upper Material
    40% hemp
    Claimed Weight
    Recommended Use
    casual, hiking
    Manufacturer Warranty
    30 days

    Tech Specs

    What do you think about this product?


    >Rating: 2

    Poor quality and big for the size

    Familiarity:I've used it several times
    Fit:Runs large
    Size Bought13
    Height6` 0"
    Weight190 lbs

    I really like Altra running shoes so I was excited to see that they make an approach shoe. Bought this and wear it nearly every day. I haven't done much rugged hiking with them and they are already falling apart. The Liner is partially detached from the structural part of the shoe. The toe rubber is coming detached in several spots. The foot beds ride up the heel. They also run quite large for the size. My last pair of similar shoes were Evolves and I'll be going back to those in the future.

    >Rating: 4

    First Impressions

    Familiarity:I've used it several times
    Fit:True to size
    Size Bought8.5
    Height5` 9"
    Weight140 lbs

    I've been really stoked to try these - I believe they are the only 0 drop, wide toe-box approach shoe on the market. I wear almost exclusively Altra running shoes so I've been wanting these for a while. I've worn them around town for about 1 week and done some v2/3 indoor bouldering to see how they'll do out in the hills. I'll add to this after I put more technical use into them. Things I like: -Style looks great, awesome town-to-crag shoe -Only 0 drop, wide toebox approach shoe on the market -Light and breathable -Tight fit, but easy to put on because of sturdy pull tab on the heel -Burly laces Things I don't like: -Quality looks sub-par, the adhesive between the rubber and hemp is not clean. I get the feeling they might delaminate -Heel cup is wide, and not very supportive. Heel slip is a bit of an issue. -Not a very techy approach shoe, they don't edge well. -Wish toe-box was a little wider

    >Rating: 4

    Casual Approach Style

    Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
    Fit:True to size

    I got the Wahweap as a gift for a friend and this is what he thinks - "The Wahweap are a really sharp looking pair of shoes - great for around town or in a more casual work environment. I have yet to use them for hiking or for other activities where performance is important, however, I get the sense they are best left to casual activities"

    >Rating: 5

    Lightweight but stiff

    Familiarity:I've used it several times
    Fit:Runs small
    Size Bought14
    Height6` 2"
    Weight220 lbs

    Finally, I don't have to wear heavy boots to have a stiff sole. I have hallux limitus in my left large toe, having a stiff sole shoe reduces the wear and tear on that joint. It's been very difficult finding footwear that is stiff but doesn't feel like wearing bricks when walking. The wide toe box of Altra footwear is helpful too. I never realized how poorly I was treating my feet until I switched to Altras. They have allowed my feet to spread out, and I now can't fit into most of my old shoes and boots. I had been cramming my feet into narrow spaces my whole life. I have little to no pain in my feet at the end of the day when I wear Altras. I also have the Lone Peak Mid 4 which I recommend. I bought these to wear on a more casual basis and prolong the life of my Mid 4 running shoes. I typically wear 13, but in both altra shoes, I wear a 14.

    >Rating: 5

    One Shoe To Rule Them All!

    Familiarity:I've used it several times
    Fit:True to size
    Size Bought10.5

    When looking for a shoe to do it all for any adventure, this is the one! I was able to take this shoe on a bunch of trips to wear to work, out to dinner, hiking around, camping, and moving from place to place. The shoe is super lightweight, comfortable, and most importantly packable. The Footshape and balanced cushion have allowed for most of the feet and knee issues to go away. You will never go back and won't need another shoe after slipping your feet into these.

    >Rating: 5

    Perfect Adventure shoe

    Familiarity:I've used it several times
    Fit:True to size
    Size Bought9.5
    Height5` 9"
    Weight165 lbs

    Really happy with this casual/adventure hybrid. Great fit and surprisingly versatile. The rubber outsole is grippy and the toe and heel cap adds a bit of durability. It’s super packable and great to travel with.